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  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1850

    Alfred Nobel

    To Paris to further the work

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1850

    As a young man, Nobel studied with chemist Nikolai Zinin; then, in 1850, went to Paris to further the work.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Mar 31, 1850

    David Copperfield

    Household Words

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Mar 31, 1850

    Although plunged into the writing of his novel, Dickens set out to create a new journal, Household Words, the first issue of which appeared on 31 March 1850. This daunting task, however, did not seem to slow down the writing of David Copperfield: I am "busy as a bee", he writes happily to the actor William Macready.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Aug 15, 1850

    Libraries

    Public Libraries Act 1850

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Aug 15, 1850

    Although by the mid-19th century England could claim 274 subscription libraries and Scotland, 266, the foundation of the modern public library system in Britain is the Public Libraries Act 1850.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Aug 16, 1850

    David Copperfield

    Dora Annie Dickens

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Aug 16, 1850

    His third daughter was born on 16 August 1850, called Dora Annie Dickens, the same name as his character's first wife. The baby died nine months later after the last serial was issued and the book was published.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Oct 21, 1850

    David Copperfield

    Torn and Happy

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Oct 21, 1850

    Dickens marked the end of his manuscript on 21 October 1850 and felt both torn and happy like every time he finished a novel: "Oh, my dear Forster, if I were to say half of what Copperfield makes me feel to-night, how strangely, even to you, I should be turned inside out! I seem to be sending some part of myself into the Shadowy World".




  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 1, 1850

    David Copperfield

    The 64 chapters have all been published

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 1, 1850

    "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger, of Blunderstone Rookery" was published from 1 May 1849 to 1 November 1850 (3 chapters per month) in 19 monthly one-shilling installments, containing 32 pages of text and two illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), with a title cover, simplified to The Personal History of David Copperfield. The last installment was a double-number. On the other side of the Atlantic, John Wiley & Sons and G P Putnam published a monthly edition, then a two-volume book version.




  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 22, 1850

    Abraham Lincoln

    William Wallace Lincoln

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 22, 1850

    Lincoln's third son, "Willie" Lincoln was born on December 21, 1850, and died of a fever at the White House on February 20, 1862.


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